International drug smuggler held: Police
The Special Cell of the Delhi Police arrested an international drug smuggler, Baba Don, a Nigerian national and recovered 1.5 kg hashish and 1 kg amphetamine worth around Rs 3 crore in the international market. Three members of the gang, identified as Deepak Pandey, Paramjeet Singh and Devender Pal Singh too, were arrested.
According to the police, the accused person has been identified as Uruakpa Ahmed, alias Baba Don. He was arrested from a rented accommodation in West Delhi’s Mahavir Enclave. Based on a tip-off a team raided his rented accommodation and nabbed him.
Police have also recovered six mobile phones with various SIM cards which were used in drug trafficking.
Police said that Baba Don was earlier arrested by the Customs department in <g data-gr-id="27">2002,</g> and was also arrested by the Special Cell in 2009.
“Three members of the international cartel- Deepak Pandey, Paramjeet Singh and Devender Pal Singh were held on June 29. However, he (Baba Don) managed to escape.” said Rajiv Ranjan Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell).
During sustained interrogation, Baba Don who is the kingpin of this gang, revealed that another Nigerian, Michel, a resident of South Delhi, had provided him with the consignment of the drug which was recovered from his possession.
According to the official, Baba Don arrived in India in 2002, on a business visa. “He later came in contact with his fellow Nigerians indulging in drug trafficking and started supplying drugs on their instances. He worked as a <g data-gr-id="28">carrier</g> for them,” the official said.